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Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline Expands to Manitowoc for Subfest and Beyond

The Skyline Princess Vessel will Cruise at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum 

The second annual Manitowoc Subfest on July 8-10, will include a new feature; Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline’s Skyline Princess will debut cruise tours of the Manitowoc River and Lake Michigan. The Skyline Princess—a 65-foot Coast Guard-inspected vessel—holds up to 50 passengers and features open-bow seating and interior and stern seating, providing patrons first class views on every tour. The tours begin at Subfest and will continue throughout the year in partnership with the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. 


Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline 80th Anniversary Proclamation

Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline was recently recognized by the Mayor and the Members of the City Council of the City of Chicago for its 80 year commitment to promoting Chicago as a world-class tourist destination. A proclamation was passed declaring Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 as “Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline Day.” 


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Summer partner 360 CHICAGO returns with sky-high tour option

The Urban Adventure Package offers families TWO unparalleled and panoramic experiences of Chicago and Lake Michigan, part of the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth. For one low price, families can combine the 90-minute Urban Adventure Cruise with a birds-eye view from 1,000-feet up at 360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory), Chicago’s favorite sky-high attraction featuring Tilt and captivating 360-degree views of Chicago, her beaches, her world-famous architecture, Lake Michigan and four states.


Science is Fun Cruise - 2015

Science is Fun Cruise mesmerizes student groups with fun hands-on experiments

Hoisting water buckets, floating inflated balloons, playing with a seesaw and checking out slimy creatures are all part of the Science is Fun Cruise aboard Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline. Science is Fun is designed for school groups and summer camps with fun on-board experiments that will explore the Chicago River and its buildings and bridges during the 90-minute Chicago River and Lake Michigan cruise. 


Chicago's Only 3D Fireworks Experience Aboard Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline

Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline offers Chicago’s only 3D fireworks experience every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer. Each passenger aboard the 90-minute lakefront cruise will receive a complimentary pair of 3D glasses for unobstructed views of the lakefront fireworks display.


Chicago's Favorite Activity for Dogs Now Cruising Summer Saturdays AND Sundays!

Mercury’s Canine Cruise, one of Chicago’s most popular fresh-air activities for dogs and their human companions, is back for double the fun with TWO weekend summer departures starting Saturday, July 11, 2015! The cruises depart at 10:15am every Saturday and Sunday from Mercury Cruises' dock at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive on Chicago's Riverwalk.


Variety of Fun Cruises aboard Chicago’s Top Attractions Showcase Chicago to the World!

Chicago’s First Lady Cruises (CFL) and Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline (Mercury) are two separate companies, owned and operated for nearly 80 years by the Agra family, showcasing Chicago to the world with a variety of fun and exciting river and lake cruises. Download PDF for highlights for 2015 season across both companies.


Fourth generation comes aboard with unique vision to expand iconic brand

Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline is Chicago’s oldest, continuous sightseeing boat company showcasing Chicago’s architectural, historical and maritime sights to millions of passengers. What began as a one-boat operation, founded by Portuguese immigrant, Arthur Agra, in the 1930s has now grown to two companies and a fleet of six vessels. Mercury is owned and operated by third-generation owner Bob Agra, Jr and his wife Holly. Bob Agra, III brings a fourth-generation energy and unique vision to the company along with his professional photography, marketing and social media expertise to reinforce and grow the company’s strong digital presence in Chicago’s competitive tourism marketplace.